A-3.001, r. 10 - First-aid Minimum Standards Regulation

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21. (1)  The employer in an establishment covered by paragraph 1 of section 20 or the principal contractor on a construction site covered by paragraph 3 of section 20 must:
(a)  maintain on the premises at his own expense a full-time nurse during the regular working hours of the day shift and, where more than 20 workers are working simultaneously outside of the regular working hours of the day shift, maintain the services of a nurse on the premises or on call;
(b)  install at his own expense a first-aid room which must be available and easy to reach at any time, kept clean and in good order, adequately heated and provided with toilet facilities and running water. The room must be provided with the instruments, stocks and equipment required for the examination and emergency treatment of injured or sick workers, as well as with the supplies and furniture necessary for the staff to give first-aid and perform other duties.
The room must contain in particular the following elements:
Equipment for ventilation maintenance including the 3 following basic pieces:
(1) oro-pharyngial airways (Guedel);
(2) Positive pressure oxygen delivery equipment capable of supplying oxygen for medical purposes at a constant output of not less than 6 litres per minute for a minimum of 25 minutes at ambient temperatures from -20 °C to 40 °C, the volume being determined at a temperature of 20 °C and 101 kPa of pressure. The equipment must include a device allowing the oxygen to be administered to the patient in such a way that the mixture inhaled will have an oxygen concentration of not less than 50% in volume measured at a respiratory intake of 0.25 litres per second.
The oxygen delivery equipment must comply with the standards of the Canadian Standards Association (C.S.A.);
(3) suction equipment.
1 stretcher
1 examining table
1 instrument sterilizer or the equivalent
1 bed with mattress and pillows
1 complete first-aid kit, suited to needs
1 cabinet for medical instruments and supplies
2 woolen blankets
1 waste receptacle with pedal-actuated lid
1 sink with running water (hot and cold) including an adaptor for eye wash
1 magnifying lamp
1 back board or the equivalent
1 small refrigerator
1 table
2 chairs
1 stethoscope
1 otoscope
1 sphygmomanometer
1 flashlight
1 emergency splints kit
adjustable crutches
1 pair bandage scissors
1 pair suture scissors
3 stainless-steel utility bowls
1 foot bath basin
1 one-litre container
1 eye bath
2 thermometers
1 ice bag
1 pair thumb dressing forceps
1 pair splinter forceps
1 pair tissue forceps
2 pair hermostatic forceps
1 pair shears
Medical supplies:
adhesive dressings, various sizes
bandage compresses
eye dressing packets
gauze pads, various sizes
triangular bandages
tubular dressings, various sizes
elastic bandage, various sizes
dermoplast spray
sterile gauze roller bandage, various sizes
butterfly bandages
rolls of adhesive tape, various widths (regular and hypoallergenic)
rolls of absorbent cotton
splints, various sizes
cotton balls
cotton swabs
tongue depressors
safety pins
denatured ethyl alcohol
surgical brushes
disposable syringes and needles, various sizes
antiseptic solutions
paper towels
eye-wash solutions
disposable vinyl gloves
first-aid manual
Any medication or other stocks needed for the specific needs of the establishment or construction site.
(2)  The employer in an establishment covered by paragraph 2 of section 20 must establish, with the nearest ambulance service, an agreed procedure for the evacuation and transport of injured persons. A copy of such procedure and of each renewal thereof must be forwarded to the Commission by the employer immediately after it has been signed.
(3)  The employer in an establishment or the principal contractor on a construction site covered by paragraph 4 of section 20 may make available first-aid services prescribed in subsections 1 and 2.
O.C. 1922-84, s. 21; O.C. 1798-87, s. 6.